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Renix AW-4 Transmission Swap into a YJ
'87 XJ AW-4 into '93 YJ
By Shad Ahlstrom


I took the pan off the AW4 and changed out the filter.  The night before the swap, I parked in position on the driveway, chocked the wheels, locked the e-brake and sprayed SeaFoam Deep Creep on all the bolts I was planning on removing.
 

 

 

Here it is... D-Day. I removed the ground cable, exhaust pipe bolts and strapped the transfer case to the frame rails with ratchet straps.  I love those things!
 

I unbolted the trans mount bolts and took off the skid plate.  Then I took off the drive shafts. 

I couldn't seem to get the clutch hydraulic line out of the AX-15 so I just unbolted the clutch master and I'll take it with me.  I unplugged the reverse lights from the switch and then removed the starter.  I removed the shift boot, 4WD shifter handle and unbolted the stick.  It's an aftermarket shifter so it didn't have that twist-off lock like stock ones do.  I disconnected and removed the hand throttle.


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